Christenberry H. Abernathy

Male1854–22 November 1936

Brief Life History of Christenberry H.

When Christenberry H. Abernathy was born in 1854, in Georgia, United States, his father, James Abernathy, was 42 and his mother, Lucinda Allison, was 37. He married Ruth Ann Adams on 9 January 1875, in White, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in District 268, Hall, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Lula, Hall, Georgia, United States in 1920. He died on 22 November 1936, in Hall, Georgia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Gillsville, Hall, Georgia, United States.

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Christenberry H. Abernathy
Ruth Ann Adams
Marriage: 9 January 1875
William Edmond Abernathy
Charles Gusta Abernathy
Lula A. Abernathy
Mattie Abernathy
Annie Abernathy
Andy Alonzo Abernathy
Osborn Abernathy
Nola Abernathy

Sources (13)

  • Cristenbury Abernathy in household of James Abernathy, "United States Census, 1860"
  • C. H. Aburnathy, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Abernathy in entry for William Abernathy, "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 January 1875White, Georgia, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1857: Habersham, Georgia, United States *1858: White, Georgia, United States. [*Created from Habersham County on December 22, 1857 and took effect on January 1, 1958]


    Age 9

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 22

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Abernethy in southeastern Perthshire. The placename is of Pictish origin, meaning ‘mouth of the river Nethy’.

    History: This was the name of a cadet branch of MacDuff earls of Fife and one of the surnames of the Scots who settled in northern Ireland during the ‘plantation’ in the 17th century, and it was brought to the US as the name of a Southern plantation owner (in a different sense of the word ‘plantation’).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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